Flight Attendants

Comments (2)

Will "Flight Attendants" be replaced by AI & Robots?

There is a small chance this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI. This is further validated by our poll, which suggests a 44% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

Start worrying

or 35% probability of automation

Projected Growth


by 2024

Median Annual Wage


or $23.32 hourly

People Employed


as of 2016

Most likely
Least likely

How this compares with other jobs: 254 out of 706

Cast Your Vote

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

Job description

Provide personal services to ensure the safety, security, and comfort of airline passengers during flight. Greet passengers, verify tickets, explain use of safety equipment, and serve food or beverages.

SOC Code: 53-2031

If you're thinking of starting a new career, or looking to change jobs, we've created a handy job search tool which might just help you land that perfect new role.

Search jobs in your local area


Ebork (Highly likely) says
Flight attendants make or break flying. They'll be robots soon enough.
Jan 03, 2020 at 11:48 AM
JD (Highly likely) says
With the lousy customer service and the awfully attitudes these "air stewards(esses)" possess nowadays, I wouldn't be surprised that a machine will end up doing their job not only more quickly and efficiently, but for little to no cost of maintenance on said droids compared to paying salaries w/ benefits, retirement, etc & dealing with greedy unions, to people who don't do their job properly and are not even qualified to in the first place.

Given the recent horrific experiences passengers had to endure from these "flight attendants", I see machines replacing these incompetent humans in the future. It'll save the airlines plenty of revenue and avoid lawsuits and having to pay these poorly trained service attendants for mediocre to dismal services provided.

The only ones to blame would be the flight attendants themselves, because a machine did a better job than they ever would.
Apr 20, 2019 at 05:36 AM
Karen says
When you have a heart attack on the plane who’s going to administer first aid to you? A robot? A flight attendant is there to save your ass not kiss it and their customer service is based on your attitude. It goes both ways
May 05, 2019 at 06:17 AM
Ordinary Internet User says
They will hire some flight attendants for those situations.
For example,
Today : 10 human flight attendants
Future: 1-3 human flight attendants, 7+ robot flight attendants.
Capish? :P
Sep 04, 2019 at 01:28 PM
GG says
JD deserves the most awful flying experiences after the rudeness he showcased here.
May 09, 2019 at 04:11 PM

Leave a reply about this occupation

Your email address will not be published.
Email (optional)